Mosquitoes are not just irritating, but they can also pose significant health risks as carriers of diseases like malaria, dengue fever, and zika virus. As mosquitoes continue to be active during warm weather, it’s essential to arm yourself with knowledge and effective strategies to protect yourself and your loved ones from these buzzing pests.
Understanding the mosquito life cycle is a great start to combating infestations. Mosquitoes go through four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Standing water serves as their breeding ground, so eliminating stagnant water sources around your home can disrupt their life cycle and significantly reduce their numbers.
Mosquitoes are notorious disease vectors, transmitting illnesses that affect millions of people worldwide. Malaria, dengue fever, zika virus, and West Nile virus are just a few examples. Recognizing the health risks associated with mosquito bites underscores the importance of effective prevention measures.
To repel mosquitoes, applying a quality mosquito repellent is very helpful such as DEET, picaridin and essential oils like citronella, lemon eucalyptus, and lavender.
There are also effective mosquito control treatment options for your outdoor space that can significantly reduce the mosquito population. Ask us about it!
If you would like to learn more about mosquito control options for your home, please contact us for a free inspection. We offer residential pest control and commercial pest control for the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.